Acer debuted two Android tablets as part of its press event in New York Thursday, targeting education and budget-conscious buyers.
The Iconia Tab 10 is a designed for schools and kids, with a more durable build and a Gorilla Glass 4 display. It has a 10.1-inch screen, runs Android Lollipop, and will be available in May for $299. It features an Intel Atom processor an 2GB of RAM—Acer claims the battery will last all day.
The Iconia One 8 B1-820 has an 8-inch screen and includes Acer Precision Touch technology, which the company says will give a “highly accurate” touch experience. It starts at $150 and will be available in July.
Why this matters: While the 8-inch tablet is likely to get lost in a crowded field of inexpensive tablets, the Iconia Tab 10 is interesting in that it could be an ally in Google’s efforts to get a strong foothold in schools with its Google for Education program.